Days since break: Forty-nine very long days.
Days since surgery: Forty-two even longer days and very uncomfortable nights
Number of Oxy pills taken: One hundred and two. Which is a terrifying amount but because some of those were 10ml and some were 5ml, if I were to break it down into just 10ml doses, it was really only 80.5 pills. Which isn’t really better but I did have a drill shoving screws INTO my anklebones which flipping hurt so pills totally justified.
Days since last Oxy: TWENTY-TWO!!!
How long withdrawal took to get off the freaking Oxy: Six long-ass twitchy, skin crawling, bitchy days
Cost of my new jewelry i.e. the shiny plates and screws that are holding the mess that was my ankle together: Three thousand, eight hundred thirty-seven dollars, and ninety-nine cents.
Cost of injection into sciatic nerve: One thousand six hundred and fifty dollars. Best $$ spent ever.
Times I’ve fallen with crutches: ONE!!!
Times I’ve dropped crutches and Husband has shouted “You Okay?” That would be about MILLION times – even thought I’ve told him over and over again if I fell, I’d cry out and he’d know it.
Nightmares I’ve had about my ankle getting infected and falling off: Twelve bone shaking nightmares.
Dog fights: One absolutely viciously terrifying dog fight resulting in an ER visit for Pepper, two ER visits for me and one for Husband.
ER visits for me including June 9th: Three
Total ER visits in my life: Five. That is five too many, folks.
New allergies since surgery: That would be one itchy freaking mess of Penicillin with a possible side of Clindamycin.
Size of left leg now above the knee: 16”
Size of right leg above the knee: 14.75 “
Size of left calf now above the cast: 13.5”
Size of right calf now above the cast: 12.25”
Amount of hair on my leg: WE’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT! Sqeeee!!! Pictures of the gory mess on Friday…that is, if Husband – who is creeped out by all things feet, hair and smell - is able to take them.
Amount of $$$ we’ve spent on medical bills as of today since meeting Joe Boxer and Pepper the Wannabe Cat January 28, 2016 - including spay/neuter, Broken Ankle, Dog fight vet visit, ER visits and Valentines chocolate etc but not including food and dog beds: Fourteen THOUSAND, five hundred five dollars and twenty two cents. !!!! Approximately, Ten thousand of that was Broken Ankle. I shudder to think what that number would be without Obama Care. Without it, that total would be way WAY higher and surgery would have been a luxury not a given. Honestly, I can see how people lose homes over medical issues...
Hours until I see my hairy old dead lady leg: ONE. Good-bye Green Monster. Hello, Bionic Right Ankle. Here. We. Go.